By the Caribbean Journal staff
One of the biggest names in the world of jazz is partnering with the Caribbean’s leading jazz festival.
This year’s Saint Lucia Jazz Festival will be produced in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center.
This year’s festival, which will take place from May 5-12, will feature some of the finest names in jazz recording, with a lineup including Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves, Catherine Russell, Somi, The Baylor Project, Veronica Swift, members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and a large number of regional talents.
“This collaboration between Saint Lucia and renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center reflects Saint Lucia’s exceptional reputation for consistently producing a world-class festival. The 2019 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Produced in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center marks another monumental chapter in our small island’s history. We are excited to begin this partnership which will bring together some of the world’s best jazz artists in the world’s most beautiful destination,” said Saint Lucia Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee.
Saint Lucia has been hosting the festival since 1992.
“We are proud to support the re-establishment of the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival as the premier jazz festival in the Caribbean,” said Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center. “This collaboration reflects our shared commitment to presenting music at the highest level of artistic integrity and quality, while also offering festival-goers a profoundly good time. Jazz has a unique power to bring people of all ages together and lift up communities.”